The Kindergarten Team and support staff have come together to provide specific instruction to best meet the needs of our students. We’ve created a rotation model that takes place 3 out of the 5 days per week of word work time. This model involves rotating students through our three different classrooms to receive instruction based on his or her individual needs. Your child will be working with different teachers as they move through the rotation cycle. All students are receiving instruction to improve their reading skills.
We have many open slots available!
We have been continuing to use our extra strength reading powers to read more challenging books. Students worked on making predictions as to what might happen next when reading. Students should not be putting down a book as soon as they finish it. They need talk about their books. They can retell the story including where, who, what, and all in order. They can talk about the characters; how they feel, what they are thinking, what they might say or do next, think about favorite parts, and share what could happen next if the story continued.
How to help:
- Read a page or two to your child and see if they can continue to read the rest of the book.
- Identify the pattern - what is the same and what is different.
- Practice sight words.
We continued to work on writing for our readers. We have been working hard to be sure that we leave spaces between words and hear as many sounds as we can. We worked on choosing the right middle (vowel) sounds in the words we want to write.
Taught sight words: a, and, at, are, am,, an, by, be, come, can, do, go, got, he has, have, it, is, I, in, little, like, look, me, my, no, one, see, she, said, the, to, we, went, you, yes
How to help:
- You can practice naming all the letters in the alphabet, making the sounds, and writing the lowercase letter.
- Read and write sight words! I am sending home a complete list of K sight words. You can introduce words as you wish.
- Tap sounds in words like: fog, fit, cat, mat, nap, nip, etc.
We began to lli at 2 D shapes. Students named the common shapes and worked on describing them with sides and corners.
How to help:
- Count to 100
- Count backward from 30
- Count on or backward from a different number other than 1
- Write numbers 0-10
- Name numbers up to 20
We read the book called Newton and Me about pushes and pulls. Students identified the pushes and pulls in the book. Students also learned about collisions. We set up dominoes and watched them collide and fall down.
2/5 - 100th Day of school
2/6- Early Dismissal for Students; Staff PD
2/11- Cultural Arts- Skydome- all day in Gym
2/14 Valentine party - class only
2/18 - 2/19- President’s Day recess- No School
2/28- Spirit Day